Boko haram: Police dismiss report of attack in FCT

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Sunday debunked information making the rounds, especially in the social media that Abuja is under the attack of Boko Haram terrorists.

The FCT Joint Security Team led by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Bala Chiroma described the publication as mischievous and targeted at creating tension in the country’s capital.

Contrary to the speculation, according to a statement issued by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Yusuf Mariam, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), the Heads of Security Agencies (HOSA) in FCT in the bid to address security concerns within Abuja, held a strategic meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The statement reads in part: “The attention of the FCT Joint Security Team has been drawn to a viral publication in the social media purporting that the Federal Capital Territory is under the attack of Boko Haram Terrorists.

“The Joint Security Team of the FCT wishes to refute the mischievous publication targeted at creating palpable tension among the well-spirited residents of the FCT.

“However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory.

“In view of the above, the Joint Security Team chaired by the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma enjoins residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify the information before circulating such information to avoid creating panic among members of the public.”

The Joint Security Team, the police said, reaffirmed its undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property. It implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress.


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